About Us

As part of the largest Catholic Family Fraternal Organization in the world, we are proud to serve the Wappingers Falls community in Wappingers Falls, New York.  Located in the heart of the village, we call Saint Mary’s Catholic Church our parish and the people in our community our family.

As Knights of Columbus, we are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Our Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family.  It was on these bedrock principles that the Order was founded over a century ago and remains true to them today.

To join this great organization of Catholic men, speak with a Knight or click on the Contact Us link . We will be glad to answer any questions you may have and to assist you on your journey to Knighthood. You will find our brother Knights working to fulfill the central mission of the Order: striving in charitable works; serving the Church and unified in following its teachings; supporting brother Knights in their temporal and spiritual needs; acting for the good of their country; and giving aid to widows, orphans, the sick and the poor. This is Father McGivney’s dream, echoing across the decades, and living today in the hearts of his brothers and all of those they touch.

Council Number 1646 was chartered in 1912 and has been in service to the community for over 100 years.  Many great men have donned our halls and volunteered their time to help those in need.  Our history in Wappingers Falls continues to carry our future in the deeds we perform.

Through Their Deeds, Shall You Know Them.

Vivat Jesus!